Nissan Leaf had added a feather in its cap after being conferred with the awarded as Top Safety Pick for 2013 by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Nissan Leaf joins Nissan Altima and Infiniti M37/M56 where this prestigious accolade is concerned, as this all electric car has scored the highest rating of ‘Good’ in the front, side, rollover and rear crash tests were concerned.
It was the zone body construction design from Nissan Safety Shield Concept that portrayed a higher level of safety and offered protection to its occupants while these tests were carried out in varying conditions and circumstances. Nissan has paid careful attention to both driver and passenger safety where its design of Nissan Leaf is concerned. These details have ensured that the vehicle is a practical, safe and a comfortable electric vehicle at prices which compare favorably with other gas powered vehicles.
2013 Leaf sports safety features which include advanced air bag system, air bags with seat belt sensors, occupant classification sensor and front seat mounted side impact air bags. Leaf also comes with roof mounted curtain side impact air bags in front and rear for head protection. The vehicle is also ensures child centric safety features which include child seat upper tether anchor, child anchors and tethers and safety rear door locks besides vehicle dynamic control and traction control system.
Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of electric vehicle sales and marketing said, “Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan and the ‘Top Safety Pick’ designation by IIHS reflects the design and innovation that have gone into this car to make it a practical, no-compromise electric vehicle.” “The new, U.S.-assembled 2013 Nissan LEAF provides customers with a remarkable level of value, comfort and security at prices competitive with gas-powered cars in a fun-to-drive package.”
“The IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ recognition speaks to the ‘zone body construction’ design from Nissan’s Safety Shield Concept to help protect occupants in a wide variety of crash scenarios,” said Robert Yakushi, Nissan director of product safety.